Early Childhood Screening is important for your child's continued learning and readiness for future school success. The state of Minnesota requires a check of vision, hearing, and developmental growth. The ideal age for screening is between 3 and 4 years old.
Well-qualified staff will check your child's vision, hearing, growth, immunization status, skills in thinking, communication and language, large and small muscles, social/emotional development.
An exit review includes a full report of your child's learning and growth.
Screening appointments take up to one hour to complete.
The Albert Lea School District conducts free screenings at Brookside Education Center Please call 379-4838 to schedule your child's appointment: Friday, October 9, 2020 - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 2:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)
A typical ECFE class includes parent/child time with activities, stories, and parent-only discussion groups that are held at the same time as the child-only experiences. Additional services include special family events, home-visiting, and connections to other community resources.
There are classes for all ages of children Infant through five-year-olds. Classes are held during school hours and in the evening. Families may register through our office at Brookside Education Center 211 W Richway Drive, by telephone (507.379.4838), or at https://alschools.ce.eleyo.com/
Parents often comment on how important ECFE has been to their lives. Some of the effects reported include:
Higher self-esteem and coping Increased recognition of a parent’s role as the child’s teacher Better techniques to control children’s behavior A greater sense of control over one’s life The chance to meet other parents of young children Increased knowledge of child development
Mission Statement: ECFE will strengthen families and support the ability of all parents to provide the best possible environment for the healthy growth and development of their children. ECFE will provide a comprehensive curriculum based on best practices and research on early brain development and learning.
Albert Lea Prekindergarten Mission: Provide a joyful learning environment with a comprehensive curriculum based on best practices and research on early brain development and learning. We will work in partnership with families and the community to educate all individuals to be lifelong learners and responsible citizens in a global society.
Early Childhood Education is proud to offer Pre-Kindergarten classes for children ages 3 (by September 1, 2020) through 5. Families can choose 4 or 5 days a week, as well as half-day & full-day classes.
Questions about general preschool information or classroom availability can be directed to Kate Richards. She is available by phone: 507-379-4838, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person at the Brookside Education Center Rm 203B.
BROOKSIDE EDUCATION CENTER
211 W RICHWAY DR
ALBERT LEA, MN 56007
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Limited preschool spots available
Our goal is to provide a safe place for children before and after preschool, on specified non-school days, snow emergency days, and during the summer. We provide an environment that encourages adventure, creativity, healthy self-concepts, respect for others, responsible behavior, and a positive attitude. WrapAround Child Care is only available to students enrolled in the pre-kindergarten preschool program.
Students enrolled in our Pre-Kindergarten classes are also eligible for child care for an additional charge. We have WrapAround Child Care from 6:45am-5:15pm with a variety of options to fit your family's needs.